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How to Keep Raccoons Away

Throughout Canada, raccoons are perhaps one of the most bothersome pests in suburban and country homes, and currently cities too. They will not only destroy vegetables in your garden but also forage through your dumpsters tipping them over and revealing their contents. Raccoons are extremely adaptable to their destructive nature. In case you have watched […]

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How do raccoons break in from a soffit

Raccoons are quite large, meaning they are less subtle when it comes to making their presence known. If you’ve heard noises in certain parts of your home after spotting a raccoon then it’s likely it’s made a home in your house. The places most people find raccoons in Toronto are the garage, attic, deck, and […]

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There is a raccoon in the trap that you laid. The big question is ‘what next?’ As protected wildlife, you’re prohibited from killing the raccoon or making it suffer. You also cannot transport it for more than one kilometre without a proper permit. Having caught a raccoon in your shed or attic in Toronto, releasing […]

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Raccoons may look unassuming, even cute to some people but it is dangerous to forget that the very essence of a wild animal is its wildness. Granted that raccoons are more docile than most other wild animals which are why people occasionally keep them as pets or feed them intentionally. It is best to keep […]

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Hearing raccoons in your ceiling, walls, crawl spaces, attic or chimney can be disconcerting leading many people to wonder how the animals got in the house in the first place. Raccoons rarely use the door or windows to get into the home and instead prefer more covert means. They do avoid humans whenever possible. It […]

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Raccoons appear quite harmless in their natural habitat. On your property, they will lay waste on your garden at night, leaving you to deal with an unruly yard in the morning. These creatures will knock over garbage cans, destroy plants and flowers and dig holes as part of their hunting experience. Raccoons are wild animals […]

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The temptation for many people when they see a raccoon is to feed it, chase it away or attempt to trap it. Raccoons are wild animals after all so the potential for aggression and attack is always there. This goes doubly for new mothers protecting their litter or for rabid raccoons. You should not approach […]

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Raccoons in Canada are on average more docile and tame-tempered than most other wildlife. Attacks on humans are rare but not out of the realm of possibility especially if the animal feels cornered or threatened. A raccoon attacks physically as a last result and has a repertoire of self-defense mechanisms that can be interpreted as warning […]

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It is not uncommon to find a baby raccoon in Toronto alone in the park, under the deck or in the yard. The first thought is the animal is orphaned and this is sometimes true. Most times however, the baby has simply strayed from its mother. Raccoons typically do not become nocturnal until after the […]

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